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\015 I have a dvd-rom drive in my hp pavilion a282n and when i put a movie in it make a noise like its trying to read the disk but nothing happins no programs start and when I got to the propertys the general area has 0 bytes but says its full when a run a check on the dvd rom it says all equipment is working properlly any ideas ??\015

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You might want to check if this happens for all DVDs or just one - sometimes scratches on a DVD can cause a computer to be unable to read the disk.

If it is a problem that applies to any disk, check if the disk is seated properly in the drive. Make sure there are no pieces of fluff or dirt that are keeping the disk from being properly seated in the drive.

As a last resort, open your PC and check that the cables running to the DVD drive are connected firmly by unplugging them and plugging them back in. Be sure to unplug your computer from the wall before mucking about with its insides.
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